Jon Rahm wins US Open at Torrey Pines

Jon Rahm wins the 2021 US Open at Torrey Pines with two birdies on the final two holes, sinking clutch putts of 24 and 18 feet. Rahm became the first Spaniard ever to win at the US Open.

Rahms’s win capped a dramatic several weeks after Rahm was forced to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament after testing positive for Covid-19. Rahm had a 6-shot lead in that tournament following the third round, so he was able to rebound from that devastating development to come back and win the US Open. Wow!


Golf Course Photos: Pauma Valley Country Club

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During a trip to Southern California several years ago, we stopped at Pauma Valley Country Club for a delicious lunch. The course and surrounding views were beautiful so we took the photos you can see here.

It’s a country club so you can just play the course without knowing a member. But Pauma Valley also markets itself as “the perfect place to host your next business meeting, board retreat, birthday party, engagement celebration.” It’s also used as a wedding destination that “offers you a private and pristine location and impressive views.”

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US Open starts at Torrey Pines

The U.S. Open begins today at the iconic Torrey Pines south course. It will be a homecoming for reigning PGA champion Phil Mickelson as he’ll be playing in front of family and friends on a course he got to know as a kid. The U.S. Open is the one missing piece from Phil’s grand slam resume, and it will be fascinating to see how he does on his home course. It’s interesting to read how Mickelson hated the Rees Jones redesign of the Torrey Pines course.

Torrey Pines hosted the legendary 2008 U.S. Open when Tiger Woods won the tournament over Rocco Mediate despite having a fractured leg.

As for the odds, Mickelson is still a long shot at 50-1, while the top contenders include Dustin Johnson (16-1), Brooks Koepka (18-1) and Jordan Spieth (20-1).


Top ten golf courses you need to play

Peter Finch offers up his list of the top ten courses you have to play, so if you’re planning a new golf vacation, check this out for some tips!


Golfing the Old Course in St. Andrews

The Old Course in St. Andrews is the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world, and most golf fans would put this course near the top of their list. Check out this video to get an idea of what it would be like to golf this course on a vacation.

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